The cheapest times to fly from IST to SYD are

  • January 29th to May 20th
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from IST to SYD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1561 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1018 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $1040 to $1298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1038. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1395. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $357 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1135 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to SYD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IST to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

IST to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to SYD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $83 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1129. Return trip prices are from the SYD to IST flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IST to SYD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IST to SYD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IST to SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (IST > KUL > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $911
  • Average savings: $224 (19.74%)

See IST to BKK flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (IST > BKK > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $960
  • Average savings: $175 (15.42%)

See IST to KUL flights

Hack #3: Phuket (IST > HKT > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1011
  • Average savings: $125 (10.97%)

See IST to HKT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IST to SYD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 39 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, AirAsia X, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, JAL, Jetstar, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Malindo Air, MEA, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Tigerair, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9295 miles or 14959 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IST to SYD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to SYD flight is about 17 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from IST to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

Return Airport

Destination code SYD
Destination airport name Sydney International Airport
City Sydney
Country Australia
Latitude -33.9
Longitude 151.2


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